The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Junior in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 158 189 178
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 80 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.60% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 20
Average daily rate
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£191 £125 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.40% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £11.18 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.13 £17.15 £73.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Junior
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8534 7613 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.48% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4596 3962 3299
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 449 609
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior across the South East region.

Junior Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior across the South East region.

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Junior
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Junior Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 21 £183 +46.20% 14
Hampshire -12 15 £250 +30.89% 13
Surrey -1 12 £225 +80.00% 25
East Sussex - 12 - - 4
Oxfordshire -8 9 £200 +60.00% 10
West Sussex -13 7 £130 +13.04% 3
Kent -8 3 £125 - 6
Buckinghamshire -18 2 - - 6
Middlesex - - - - 2
Junior
England

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title.

1 40 (27.40%) Project Management
2 30 (20.55%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.75%) HTML
4 21 (14.38%) CSS
4 21 (14.38%) Degree
5 19 (13.01%) Telecoms
5 19 (13.01%) MS Excel
6 17 (11.64%) MS Project
7 16 (10.96%) MS Office
8 15 (10.27%) HTML5
9 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (8.90%) JavaScript
9 13 (8.90%) SQL
9 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (8.22%) Computer Science
10 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
10 12 (8.22%) CSS3
11 11 (7.53%) Windows
11 11 (7.53%) PHP
11 11 (7.53%) Photoshop
11 11 (7.53%) MS PowerPoint
12 10 (6.85%) Project Planning
12 10 (6.85%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (6.85%) Adobe
12 10 (6.85%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (6.16%) jQuery
13 9 (6.16%) CRM
14 8 (5.48%) Migration

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.05%) Apache
2 2 (1.37%) CMS
2 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.37%) IIS
2 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.68%) WordPress
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.64%) MS Project
3 16 (10.96%) MS Office
4 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
5 11 (7.53%) Photoshop
5 11 (7.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (6.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (4.11%) InDesign
8 3 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.68%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) SAN
2 4 (2.74%) Internet
3 2 (1.37%) SSL
3 2 (1.37%) VPN
3 2 (1.37%) LAN
3 2 (1.37%) Firewall
3 2 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.68%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.68%) ATM
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Subversion
2 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.37%) JIRA
3 2 (1.37%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.68%) Gradle
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.68%) Ant
4 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 19 (13.01%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.79%) Finance
3 6 (4.11%) Marketing
4 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Retail
5 3 (2.05%) Electronics
5 3 (2.05%) Law
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.75%) HTML
2 21 (14.38%) CSS
3 15 (10.27%) HTML5
4 12 (8.22%) CSS3
5 9 (6.16%) jQuery
6 7 (4.79%) .NET
7 5 (3.42%) Ajax
8 4 (2.74%) XML
9 3 (2.05%) LAMP
10 2 (1.37%) XHTML
10 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.37%) SOAP
10 2 (1.37%) Web Services
10 2 (1.37%) FuelPHP
10 2 (1.37%) Laravel
10 2 (1.37%) Yii
10 2 (1.37%) Sass
10 2 (1.37%) LESS
10 2 (1.37%) Symfony
10 2 (1.37%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.22%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.42%) NHS
3 5 (3.42%) PDA
4 3 (2.05%) User Experience
5 2 (1.37%) Physics
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) DTV
5 2 (1.37%) PMI
5 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.37%) Open Source
6 1 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.68%) GIS
6 1 (0.68%) PACS
6 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) Windows
2 8 (5.48%) Linux
3 4 (2.74%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.37%) UNIX
4 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.40%) Project Management
2 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2
2 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (6.85%) Project Planning
3 10 (6.85%) Test Scripting
4 9 (6.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (6.16%) CRM
5 8 (5.48%) Migration
6 6 (4.11%) Programme Management
6 6 (4.11%) ITIL
7 5 (3.42%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (3.42%) MVC
7 5 (3.42%) Web Development
7 5 (3.42%) Software Testing
7 5 (3.42%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.74%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.74%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.05%) Time Management
9 3 (2.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.90%) JavaScript
1 13 (8.90%) SQL
2 11 (7.53%) PHP
3 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
3 3 (2.05%) C#
4 2 (1.37%) Python
4 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.37%) Perl
5 1 (0.68%) C++
5 1 (0.68%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (14.38%) Degree
2 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.74%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.37%) MCSE
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.37%) PMP
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ACCA
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) GAAP
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.85%) Adobe
3 6 (4.11%) Oracle
3 6 (4.11%) HP
3 6 (4.11%) Apple
4 4 (2.74%) VMware
4 4 (2.74%) SAP
4 4 (2.74%) Juniper
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco
6 2 (1.37%) McAfee
6 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.37%) Cerner
7 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.68%) Twitter
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.68%) Avaya
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) Primavera
7 1 (0.68%) EMC
7 1 (0.68%) AppSense
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